Wide receiver Ochocinco signs with Dolphins
MIAMI — Chad Ochocinco says he has signed with the Miami Dolphins four days after being released by the New England Patriots.
The signing was reported Monday on the wide receiver's website, OCNNReport.com, hours after he had a tryout with the Dolphins, who are thin at the position and dropping a lot of passes in offseason drills.
The Dolphins declined to comment but Ochocinco is likely to join the team for this week's OTAs, which continue through Wednesday.
The 34-year-old Ochocinco, a Miami native, has made the Pro Bowl six times, most recently in 2009. He had only a minor role in his lone season with the Patriots, catching 15 passes for 276 yards.
The Dolphins traded Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears in March for two third-round draft picks, and didn't draft a receiver until the sixth round. Following a practice Monday, coach Joe Philbin conceded there has been room for improvement in the pass-catching during offseason workouts.
In his career, Ochocinco has caught 766 passes for 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns. All of the Dolphins' returning receivers have less than a dozen career TDs.
COLUMBUS, Ga. — The most wanted man in Alabama remained on the loose Monday, nearly two days after a deadly shooting rocked Auburn, Ala., but authorities searching for Desmonte D. Leonard arrested two men on charges of hindering the manhunt.
Auburn police Monday charged Jeremy S. Thomas of Montgomery, Ala., one of the two "persons of interest" who allegedly fled the University Heights apartment complex with Leonard. Thomas, 18, was expected to be charged with one count of first-degree hindering prosecution.
Leonard, 22, remained at large Monday as dozens of law enforcement officers from multiple agencies combed the state capital. Leonard is wanted on three counts of capital murder in the deaths of Ed Christian, Ladarious Phillips and DeMario Pitts. Christian and Phillips were former Auburn University football players. Three other men were injured in the shooting, one critically.
Testimony completed in Clemens perjury trial
WASHINGTON — Testimony has been completed at the Roger Clemens perjury trial.
The government presented three rebuttal witnesses Monday after the defense rested its case.
This is the ninth week of the trial that will determine whether Clemens lied when he told Congress in 2008 that he never used steroids and human growth hormone.
Jurors heard 46 witnesses over 26 days of testimony. The last witness was FBI agent John Longmire, who appeared on the stand three times. Closing arguments will be heard Tuesday. The case could go to the jury Tuesday afternoon.
CHICAGO — A person familiar with the deal say the Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement with Cuban free agent outfielder Jorge Soler.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing was officially announced Monday.
The 20-year-old Soler was sought after by several teams and is considered a five-tool player who will require some minor league seasoning.
The Cubs declined comment. Numerous media reports said the deal was for nine years and worth $30 million.
Official: Olympic boxer Teofilo Stevenson dies
HAVANA — A Cuban sports official says three-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Teofilo Stevenson has died.
The official says the 60-year-old fighter died Monday of a heart attack. The official agreed to confirm the death on condition of anonymity because the government has not made an official announcement. The official did not offer further details.
With a devastating right hand, Stevenson won gold medals as a heavyweight fighter in three consecutive Olympics — 1972 in Munich, 1976 in Montreal and 1980 in Moscow. That made him only the second amateur boxer at the time to have won three gold medals.
Heisley announces agreement to sell Grizzlies
Majority owner Michael Heisley has been trying to sell his Memphis Grizzlies for years to just the right person, and the Illinois billionaire finally found his buyer: Robert J. Pera, a 34-year-old billionaire from California.
Heisley said Monday he has an agreement to sell his NBA team to a group headed by Pera. Heisley made the announcement less than a couple hours after published reports of a deal selling the team he moved from Vancouver to Memphis in 2001.
The sale is subject to approval by the NBA Board of Governors and other conditions.
ESPN.com reported the sale would be for approximately $350 million.
NEW YORK — A woman who works as a NBA security official has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit saying she was relieved of some of her duties after she spurned an advance from women's national coach Geno Auriemma.
Kelley Hardwick is suing Auriemma, the NBA and USA Basketball. The suit was filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
Hardwick says Auriemma, who is coaching the women's Olympic team, tried to kiss her during a 2009 trip to Russia for a basketball tournament, and that she pushed him away.
She says he retaliated by demanding she be removed from overseeing security for the team at the 2012 Summer Games in London. In a statement, Auriemma said he didn't know about the lawsuit until a media report on it, and had no comment.
Compiled from wire reports